*Wednesday’s full committee hearing postponed*
**Measures added to Thursday’s full committee markup**

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming Committee events:

*Wednesday, July 26
Hearing: U.S. Cyber Diplomacy

10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
[This hearing has been postponed.]

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Mr. Christopher Painter
Coordinator for Cyber Issues
U.S. Department of State

Wednesday, July 26
Subcommittee Hearing: Assessing the U.S.-Qatar Relationship

2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Matthew Levitt, Ph.D.
Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Mr. Ilan Goldenberg
Senior Fellow and Director
Middle East Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “The Qatar dispute is spurring a long needed conversation about the Gulf nation’s permissive terrorist financing environment and ties to Islamic extremist groups. This hearing will explore the relative merits of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain’s demands, the role of the United States throughout the dispute’s development, and potential options for its resolution. Members will have an opportunity to hear about how the current U.S.-Qatar relationship is impacting our interests in the region and determine what changes are necessary to our policy toward Qatar.”

**Thursday, July 27
Markup: H. Res. 128, H. Res. 259, H. Res. 311, H. Res. 357, H. Res. 359, H. Res. 449, H.R. 1918, H.R. 2061, and H.R. 2408

10 a.m. on Thursday, July 27 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Measures to be marked up include:

**H. Res. 128, Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia;

H. Res. 259, Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela;

H. Res. 311, Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia;

**H. Res. 357, Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on security, economic issues, and energy, and for other purposes;

**H. Res. 359, Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members;

**H. Res. 449, Urging the Government of Kenya and Kenya’s political parties to respect democratic principles and hold credible, peaceful, and transparent elections in August 2017;

**H.R. 1918, Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2017;

H.R. 2061, North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017; and

H.R. 2408, Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act

Thursday, July 27
Subcommittee Markup: H. Res. 422, H. Res. 445, H.R. 2732, and H.R. 3320

2:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman

Measures to be marked up include:

H. Res. 422, Urging adherence to the “one country, two systems” policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong;

H. Res. 445, Honoring the life and legacy of Liu Xiaobo for his steadfast commitment to the protection of human rights, political freedoms, free markets, democratic elections, government accountability, and peaceful change in the People’s Republic of China;

H.R. 2732, North Korea Travel Control Act; and

H.R. 3320, To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

Thursday, July 27
Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Interests in the Asia-Pacific: FY 2018 Budget Hearing

2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Ms. Susan Thornton
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Gloria Steele
Acting Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development

Chairman Yoho on the hearing: “In this hearing, the Subcommittee will hear from representatives from the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development on their Fiscal Year 2018 budget requests for East Asia and the Pacific. As Secretary of Defense General Mattis famously said, when our diplomatic engagement is underfunded, he needs ‘to buy more ammunition,’ but State Department and USAID activities should also be conducted in a cost effective manner with a mind to a return on our investments. This hearing will help Members to strike the correct balance as we conduct our budget oversight responsibilities.”

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-feed.